James Anderson claimed both the wickets on Day 4 © Getty Images
James Anderson claimed both the wickets on Day 4 © Getty Images


Jul 30, 2014

James Anderson completed his 16th five-wicket haul, in the third Test match against India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Thursday. England bowled out India for 330, taking a huge 239-runs lead in the first innings. England would now be pushing for a win having being in complete command so far in the Test.

India lost their captain MS Dhoni early on the fourth day as England close in on forcing the follow-on against the tourists in the third Test match at Southampton on Thursday. India were 329 for nine after 104. 2 overs. Dhoni was bounced out by Anderson.

Anderson claimed his second wicket in the match when he had Mohammed Shami caught by Jos Buttler, once again on a bouncer to achieve the feat.

Earlier, Stuart Broad took wickets at either end of a long, hot day while Moeen Ali turned the focus back on to his cricket as England strengthened their grip on the third Test against India in Southampton. At the close of Tuesday’s third day, India were 323 for eight in reply to England’s imposing first innings 569 for seven declared, a deficit of 246 runs and still needing a further 47 to avoid the follow-on.

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was 50 not out and Mohammed Shami four not out. Broad, who had looked tired for much of this series while struggling with a knee injury, appeared to have regained his old zest while taking three for 65 in 23 overs.


Complete coverage of India’s tour to England here